Chigorin’s Checkmates

Checkmate Monday continues with a selection of Mikhail Chigorin’s checkmates. Chigorin (1850-1908) lost two matches for the World Chess Championship against the defending champion, Wilhelm Steinitz, in 1889 and 1892. He was a highly creative player who enjoyed a long and successful chess career, despite dying at the comparatively young age of 57. His sharp […]

My plan to make it to IM, by Andrzej Krzywda

Chigorin’s famous epigram “Even a poor plan is better than no plan at all” is a bit of a cliche in chess. But for Chessable member Andrzej Krzywda, aka andrzejkrzywda, it is the gospel – because Andrzej is a man who has found having a plan really, really works. As chess learners thirsty for inspiration, you […]